Last month, on social media, I felt the need to speak out about how many people want national recognition but are not known in their local communities. When a politician wants to run for office, they start a grass root campaign. An average Joe can’t just run for president if he is unknown to the public. He has to start locally, and work his way up the ladder. As a small business owner, you must do the same thing.
Last year, Imperfect Concepts became the fashionista safe haven for finding camo. This made me the leader of the #teamcamo movement. (This was all by chance). Guys have been rocking camo pants or shorts for years. Google Jay-z, and you will see HUNDRED of pictures with him wearing them! Recently, camo hit mainstream fashion when several top designers started incorporating it into their fall shows.
I live in a military town where I have an endless supply of pre loved BDU’s to purchase. Yes, BDU is the correct term for the items I am selling. In the process of purchasing them, I have become the top buyer at these locally owned stores. What makes it even greater is that I connect with the store owners and their staff. We have lengthy conversations every visit, and it’s a pleasure doing business with them every time. But wait, there’s more!
Are you looking to get a better understanding of the fashion industry, plus a small glimpse into what it’s like to work for a fashion-tech start up? Well, you’re in luck. We are now accepting summer 2013 and Fall 2013 applications. You can apply via Internships.com Please fill out all information on the site. The perk of this internship is that you do not have to live in the same city as Imperfect Concepts HQ. Virtual interns are always great! If you have any questions about the internship, direct your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. This internship is non-paid, but we do work with colleges to help fulfill college credit hours. I look forward to seeing your applications plus talking to you very soon!
One of my big goals for 2013 is to help increase awareness of the small business community and fierce entrepreneurs across the United States. I pondered for some time how I was going to do this. I came up with the idea of spotlighting some of my fave businesses and other entrepreneurs I met along the way. Throughout the Whats In Your Bag series I hope you will learn of new businesses to support & gain inspiration to follow your dreams.